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ERIC Number: ED042911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 150
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Competencies Desired for Employment in the Plastics Industry.
Envick, Robert Merlyn
To establish criteria for developing plastics education programs for industrial education which meet the needs of the plastic industry, 163 (81 percent) questionnaires were completed by processors and converters. Trade journals, magazines, textbooks, and other studies in plastics education provided further information. Conclusions drawn from the questionnaires were: (1) The plastics industry finds there are few skilled employees available for hiring, (2) The industry considers plastics education important to persons seeking employment, (3) Processors placed a slightly higher value on general education courses than on industrial education courses, (4) The importance of a plastics process should be determined by an analysis of the responses provided by the processors who are directly concerned with that activity, (5) All processes must be considered for curriculum content, and (6) Communication between education and industry must be established. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Northern Colorado. (GR)
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